As the United States becomes a more “relaxed” culture, so has its manners. The word etiquette has disappeared from our language, and common courtesy is no longer common. Sadly, we no longer extend the niceties we once had, no longer think before we speak, no longer consider the feeling of others, and no longer show respect.
The consequences of these behaviors are heartbreaking. We see a fall in righteous leaders, a decline in school district test scores, a rise in incidents of bullying, and an increase in inappropriate language and dress.
We are part of the solution.
The Refinement Studio LLC was established to assist children and adults develop social skills, and to provide a positive, encouraging environment in which to do so.
Officially trained and certified by Minding Manners through the prestigious International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of London, Miss Cynthia is a Certified International Youth Etiquette Consultant.
In the area of leadership development, Miss Cynthia is certified to administer and debrief the:
- Actualized Leadership Profile© which measure motive needs and leadership style.
- ALP 360©, a multi-rater assessment that provides feedback to the participant on both perceptions of leadership style and the four competencies of emotional intelligence (EQ).
- Group Culture Profile© which measures the culture or “personality” of a work group, team or organization.
Miss Cynthia is a leader-servant who believes “My purpose is to lead, educate, and transform, but above all, to serve where I am led to serve. I can think of no better way to live my life.” She currently serves as a board director on two corporate and two not-for-profit boards.